Rory McIlroy Holds at Even Par Before PGA Championship Suspended Friday

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistAugust 10, 2018

Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, watches his shot on the seventh tee during the second round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bellerive Country Club, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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Rory McIlroy only played seven holes Friday, and he ended exactly where he started.

McIlroy shot even Friday at the PGA Championships in St. Louis before the round was suspended due to poor weather conditions. That left McIlroy at even overall for the tournament and in a tie for 64th. With the projected cut line at even, according to PGATour.com, McIlroy remains in peril of seeing his tournament sliced in half.

Gary Woodland remains in the lead at a 10-under.

The PGA Tour offered more information on the starting times for Saturday: 

McIlroy's early play at the PGA Championship has been somewhat surprising considering his strong recent showings at the Travelers Championship (12th), British Open (second) and WGC-Bridgestone Invitational (sixth).

While McIlroy hasn't played at a star level in St Louis, he's been a part of the starring group, paired with Tiger Woods and Justin Thomas.

"It was pretty cool to be out there 8:30 in the morning and have an atmosphere like that," McIlroy said before Friday's round, per Phil Casey of the Independent. "JT and I were saying it's going to get a little crazy tomorrow afternoon. So we're looking forward to that.

"Harry [Diamond] caddied for me in the 2005 Irish Open when I was 16 and then we're walking the fairways in a group like this today, 13 years later. So it's pretty cool."

It likely will get pretty wild early Saturday, too. But if McIlroy isn't able to distance himself from the projected cut line, the fun may end after just two rounds.

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